a period during which something or somebody is dominant or powerful
"he was helpless under the reign of his egotism"
the period during which a monarch is sovereign
"during the reign of Henry VIII"
royal authority; the dominion of a monarch
have sovereign power
"Henry VIII reigned for a long time"
predominate, dominate, rule, reign, prevail(verb)
be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance
"Money reigns supreme here"; "Hispanics predominate in this neighborhood"
The exercise of sovereign power.
England prosperred under Elizabeth's reign.
The period during which a monarch rules.
The reign of Victoria was a long one.
To exercise sovereign power, or to rule as a monarch
He reigned in an autocratic manner.
Origin: regnen < and regner, from the verb regno, and the noun regnum
royal authority; supreme power; sovereignty; rule; dominion
the territory or sphere which is reigned over; kingdom; empire; realm; dominion
the time during which a king, queen, or emperor possesses the supreme authority; as, it happened in the reign of Elizabeth
to possess or exercise sovereign power or authority; to exercise government, as a king or emperor;; to hold supreme power; to rule
hence, to be predominant; to prevail
to have superior or uncontrolled dominion; to rule
Origin: [OE. regne, OF. reigne, regne, F. rgne, fr. L. regnum, fr. rex, regis, a king, fr. regere to guide, rule. See Regal, Regimen.]
A reign is the period of a person's or dynasty's occupation of the office of monarch of a nation or of a people or of a spiritual community. In most hereditary monarchies and some elective monarchies there have been no limits on the duration of a sovereign's reign or incumbency, nor is there a term of office. Thus, a reign usually lasts until the monarch dies, unless the monarchy itself is abolished or the monarch abdicates or is deposed. In elective monarchies, there may be a fixed period of time for the duration of the monarch's tenure in office. The term of a reign can be indicated with the abbreviation "r." after a sovereign's name, such as the following:
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
rān, n. rule: dominion, as Reign of Terror: royal authority: supreme power: influence: time during which a sovereign rules.—v.i. to rule: to have sovereign power: to be predominant. [Fr. règne—L. regnum—regĕre, to rule.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'reign' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4816
Rank popularity for the word 'reign' in Nouns Frequency: #1986
niger, Niger, renig
The numerical value of reign in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of reign in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
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- regnat, regnarCatalan, Valencian
- vláda, vládnoutCzech
- Regentschaft, Herrschaft, herrschen, regierenGerman
- reinar, reinadoSpanish
- hallituskausi, valta-aika, hallitaFinnish
- règne, régnerFrench
- uralom, uralkodikHungarian
- فهرمان ڕهوایهتیKurdish
- troon, heerschappij, regering, regeren, heerschap, bestuurDutch
- maktutøvelse, regjere, regjeringstidNorwegian
- reinado, reinarPortuguese
- верховная власть, править, правление, царствование, царствоватьRussian
- vladavina, vladatiSlovene
- regering, härska, regeringstid, regeraSwedish
- triều đạiVietnamese
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